Rochester Continues Supply of Intel Chip

Rochester Electronics has been authorized to continue supplying Intel’s TP80C51FA since its end-of-life notification eight years ago. As part of its Extension-of-Life® Solutions, Rochester Electronics continues to manufacture and stock Intel’s TP80C51FA Power Microcontroller, which is from the MCS® 51 controller family. The 8-bit, single-chip control-oriented microcontroller features a 40-pin dual in-line package (DIP) and…

Kyocera Buys NEC Toppan Circuit Solutions

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO)(TOKYO: 6971) today concluded a share transfer agreement with Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. and NEC Corporation to acquire all shares of the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing company NEC Toppan Circuit Solutions, Inc. (herein “TNCSi”) in order to further strengthen and expand the Kyocera Group’s organic substrate business. Details of the agreement…

Element14 Adds Tools For Customers in Asia

 element14 has introduced 20,000 SKUs of the most essential products from global brands Tenma, Duratool and Pro-Power for use in design, education, electrical equipment, manufacturing, repair and maintenance. A comprehensive selection of the latest products including cables, hand tools, power tools, tool kits, professional test and measurement equipment are available at http://sg.element14.com/valuebrands where customers can…

SIA: Americas Chip Sales Surge

Finally, global chip sales seem to be picking up steam, according to according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).  Global semiconductor sales increased by 6 percent in the second quarter of the year to reach $74.65 billion – the largest quarter-over-quarter increase in three years, the SIA reports. Regionally,  sales in the Americas jumped 8.6…

Lattice Extends Synopsys IP Licensure Deal

Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC) today announced a multi-year extension of their OEM agreement for Synopsys’ Synplify® FPGA synthesis tools optimized for Lattice FPGAs and Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs). With this agreement Synopsys continues…